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 A note on the rules
Skateboard Jedi
Posted: Mar 1 2004, 10:05 PM





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hey folks. wanted to talk about the rules here bit. I dunno about the rest of ya, but one of the things I was hoping for when I first came here was to find a place a little less "restrictive" than the jc, not a carbon copy. I'm wondering if others also might be interested in exploring the possiblilty of "relaxing" some of the rules imported from the jc. I'm not suggesting we turn this place into a porn forum, opr something on the lines of Episode X's Anarchy forum, but I personall would love to be able to express myself a bit more "colorfully", if you will, then I am able to on the JC. And before anyone posts the obligatory "If you like it so much, go to EpX" post, I'll state I was in the AIM chat with jacemathen when he decided to put this place together, and am not just tryin to stir up drama. There's more than enough of that over on the JC, as we all know.
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infiltrator
Posted: Mar 1 2004, 10:12 PM





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are you suggesting a more lenient profanity policy?
or just generally?

i sure would like the mods to take more of a secular standpoint here
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jacemathem
Posted: Mar 1 2004, 10:16 PM


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Yes, what are you suggesting exactly? I'm always open to opinion in co-creating a new ToS.
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Skateboard Jedi
Posted: Mar 1 2004, 10:38 PM





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i'm suggesting a bit more leniency in certain areas. Like, for example, on the jc, merely mentioning certain things ( like tubgirl, or even hacked MS materials ) is grounds for a banning, no discussion. Or linking to other sites tha may contain "questionable" images is also. While I do not support hacking sites, the fact is that it's gonna happen, and we're all gonna see the stuff. Referring to it in a relevant post or thread should not be the basis for a summary banning.

I think we're all mature enough to handle an occasional link to a goatseman pic, or even some naked broad's titties. And yeah, occasionally I want to be able to e-slap someone and call them a dumb ****, or whatever. I just think one of the reasons that so many people are bailing out on the jc lately is not just the philipwise situation, but a general discontent that has been overdue for along time.

But mainly I wanted to start the ball rolling on a series of discussions on the future of this place. It has potential, not to become as big as the JC, but to become a viable alternative to that place, rather than a smaller carbon copy.

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-LHS-The_Pope
Posted: Mar 1 2004, 11:11 PM





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You see, thats what I like about the JC. The vast majority of the time I can click on a link with the safety of knowing tubgirl isn't waiting for me on the other side.

On most forums you can't do that (i.e. the Blizzard forums)


Its nice to be safe.
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Skateboard Jedi
Posted: Mar 1 2004, 11:29 PM





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QUOTE (-LHS-The_Pope @ Mar 1 2004, 11:11 PM)
You see, thats what I like about the JC. The vast majority of the time I can click on a link with the safety of knowing tubgirl isn't waiting for me on the other side.

On most forums you can't do that (i.e. the Blizzard forums)


Its nice to be safe.

if it's safety you want, then the jc is there for you. Frankly, I don't want to really devote myself to yet another board where it feels like I've got a bunch of triger-happy babysitters looking over my shoulder. I'd like to see a bit more relaxing of the rules. After all, for these sequel boards to survive, they are going to have to set themselves apart somehow from the jc, rather than just exist as smaller editions of same.
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-LHS-The_Pope
Posted: Mar 1 2004, 11:33 PM





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What you are proposing is pretty much an open invitation to trolls


GG nub.
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Skateboard Jedi
Posted: Mar 2 2004, 12:26 AM





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QUOTE
GG nub



somehow I knew an intelligent conversation would be as useless here as on the JC. :(
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jacemathem
Posted: Mar 2 2004, 12:37 AM


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So you're saying that if I see somebody posted a link to tubgirl (whether openly or disguised), I'm supposed to wait before I do anything about it?

I'm not understanding your logic here...
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NateDanger
Posted: Mar 2 2004, 08:01 AM


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The 'family-friendly' (and also 'killing-time-at-work-friendly') atmosphere of the JC is the main reason why I go there over other SW messageboards. In fact, other than this place the JC is the only internet forum I regularly visit. I'm here (or there) looking for STAR WARS discussion. I'm not looking for flames, swearing, porn or other general internet '1337n355'. :P Star Wars itself is a family-friendly franchise, so why should message forums about SW be any different?

That being said, I feel the TOS is fine just the way it is for all of the STAR WARS boards. What goes on in the JC Community, Senate and other 'off-topic' boards could have a little more leeway, I suppose. That's entirely up to jace.
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Waste
Posted: Mar 2 2004, 01:11 PM





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QUOTE (Invisionfree Terms of Sevice)
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As admins and mods it is your job to prevent those types of material. If its found by Duffman kiss your "shelter" good bye.
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NateDanger
Posted: Mar 2 2004, 01:16 PM


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Waste: Thank you for that information. I'm sure jace will be interested to check that out too.
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infiltrator
Posted: Mar 2 2004, 04:03 PM





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thanks waste, that should make some decisions a lot easier on jace's part

does that sort of limit the suggested rules changes to those concerning profanity?

on that issue, i think that if this is to be a proper shelter for the jc, it should be as family friendly as the original is, just so that it doesn't limit membership in the event the jc is shut down
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Darth-Walken
Posted: Mar 3 2004, 12:32 AM





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I think that certain words, such as "bollocks", "arse", "wanker" etc, etc. should be allowed :) But as always, common sense should be used :D
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VoijaRisa
Posted: Mar 3 2004, 08:20 AM





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QUOTE (Skateboard Jedi @ Mar 1 2004, 10:38 PM)
I think we're all mature enough to handle an occasional link to a goatseman pic, or even some naked broad's titties. And yeah, occasionally I want to be able to e-slap someone and call them a dumb ****, or whatever.

The "I think we're all mature enough..." is whats' getting me here.

Just so you know, not everyone on these boards can legally view "naked broad's titties". Also, if you find goatseman pics and tubgirl amusing, then you're definately not someone I'd call mature.

And while occasionally a good E-slap is deserved, unfortunately, many people here don't end it with that and just get into flame wars. Which is why rules are in place to prevent such things. If people knew how to do logical arguments based on what the other person said instead of "d00d! ur a f***ing ***, then I'm all for debate. But many people are immature enough that they won't.

Which is why I vote for the rules staying the way they are.
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NateDanger
Posted: Mar 3 2004, 08:29 AM


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^^^ Well said, VoijaRisa. If everyone here is mature enough to read or view profanity then shouldn't we all be mature enough not to use it in the first place? :P

This post has been edited by NateDanger on Mar 3 2004, 08:30 AM
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Gaeriel
Posted: Mar 3 2004, 12:20 PM





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I agree with VoijaRisa and Nate. Well said :D
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infiltrator
Posted: Mar 3 2004, 09:10 PM





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QUOTE (VoijaRisa @ Mar 3 2004, 08:20 AM)
If people knew how to do logical arguments based on what the other person said instead of "d00d! ur a f***ing ***, then I'm all for debate. But many people are immature enough that they won't.

if we shouldnt change the rules, you should star out the entire word (****ing ***)
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Skateboard Jedi
Posted: Mar 3 2004, 11:08 PM





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tl,dr :P :P :P
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jacemathem
Posted: Mar 4 2004, 02:26 AM


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Skateboard Jedi, if you're going to post that bs, you're supposed to do it with the banana: :banana:
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Skateboard Jedi
Posted: Mar 4 2004, 07:09 AM





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true, dat.



:lol: :lol: :lol:
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